Sunday, June 15, 2008

What the hell is that noise?

So, I woke up Saturday morning to this really bizarre noise. I didn't think too much of it at the time because it was 6:30am and one shouldn't be contemplating anything at that hour on a weekend. So, I drifted back to sleep and at around 9am I ventured out to the living room of the Cape house to muster for boat prep. I remembered the odd drone I heard in the early hours of the morning.... so, apparently this June marks 17 years since the Cicadas have emerged from the ground and taken over portions of the Cape to reproduce. What I heard was the mating call and response of the male and females. Neat huh? Well, it was only for one day for me, so it would be neat. I suspect that permanent Cape residents aren't so enthused by their presence. If you want to learn a little bit more about the Cicadas around the Cape you can go to the following link.